Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Zone - CHOICE


Description
Provides services for older adults who have complex health issues and want to remain living in their own homes. The goal of the program is to keep clients healthy, at home, and out of the hospital system.

Services may include:

  • Medical monitoring and treatment by CHOICE physicians and nurses
  • Medications dispensed by the CHOICE pharmacy
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Social Work (and Pastoral Care Services at a Good Samaritan location)
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Personal assistance with daily tasks, as needed
  • Health and wellness education

 

This service offers several streams at different locations, including streams focused on:

  • Main stream
  • Mental Health
  • Later-stage dementia
  • Restorative care (e.g., shorter-term, goal-focused programming)

 

Once referred, you will be contacted by an AHS health professional to ask about your goals, determine with you which stream will best meet your needs, and coordinate your first day at the program.

Key Provider: activity convener, health care aides, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physicians, physiotherapists (PTs), recreation therapists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, therapy aides
Eligibility
Yes, For adults 60 years and older:
  • with complex, long-term health issues who live in their own homes
  • willing to change their family doctor and pharmacist to CHOICE healthcare providers
  • can attend the day centre regularly using transportation provided
Under 60 years:
  • functionally frail, physically disabled, cognitively impaired, or who have challenging behaviours
Call for more information on eligibility.
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Referral Process: Yes,

Referrals can be made by a Home Care Case Manger or by contacting Continuing Care Access.



Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Telephone
780-496-1300 (Community Care Access)
Web Site
http://www.capitalcare.net/Page159.aspx
Email
info@capitalcare.net
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: Yes,

There is a program fee for non-health-related services; medicine costs are billed through Alberta Blue Cross or other plans; and clients cover co-pay amounts for medications.

Fee Reduction: Yes,

Fee reduction can be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Call for more information.

Membership Fee: N/A
Documents Required

Referrals can be made by a Home Care Case Manger or by contacting Continuing Care Access.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
October 26, 2021
Address
10410 111 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5G 3A2
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